Journal of Chemistry

Advances in Photo and Electrical Chemistry for Treatment of Pollutants

Publishing date
01 Apr 2020
Submission deadline
29 Nov 2019

Lead Editor

1Jiaying University, Meizhou, China

2Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shenzhen, China

3Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, China

4Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte, Natal, Brazil

5Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada

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Advances in Photo and Electrical Chemistry for Treatment of Pollutants

This issue is now closed for submissions.


Environmental pollution remains a global problem, especially in developing countries. A large quantity of emerging and refractory pollutants is discharged into water, air, and soil every year. Microbial pollutants, such as viruses and bacteria, have historically also caused serious human disasters. Even today, pollution is still one of the biggest factors endangering human health. Traditional pollution control technologies have many problems, such as low efficiency and high energy consumption, and are often uneconomical.

Photo and electrical chemistry involve the use of light, electricity, or chemical species that are generated by photo and electrical processes to induce chemical reactions. Photochemistry, electrochemistry and plasma chemistry are the typical disciplines that utilize photo and electrical chemical processes.

In photo and electrical chemical reactions, photons, electrons, ions, radicals, and excited molecules are generated easily. These active species have high energy and high chemical reactivity and can directly destroy the chemical bonds within the pollutant or microbial cells. As a result, technologies based on photo and electrical chemical effects can be used for degradation of pollutants and sterilization and are characterized by their high efficiency and strong processing capacity, as well as being relatively simple and easy to combine with other processes, especially catalysis. Thus, photo and electrical process that induce the degradation and sterilization of pollutants and their applications are hot topics for environmental research.

This special issue aims to attract original research papers and review articles, which report on recent advances in the treatment of emerging and refractory pollutants by photo and electrical process. Articles that highlight indoor air purification and environmental disinfection and sterilization with photo and electrical process are also welcome.

Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Photocatalysis or electrocatalysis for the remediation of pollutants
  • Electrochemistry for the remediation of pollutants
  • Plasma catalysis for the remediation of pollutants
  • Photo and electrical process for the purification of indoor air
  • Photo and electrical process for the sterilization of pollutants
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